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iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: design, specifications, prices

7 Sep Apple has officially unveiled the flagship smartphone the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. A new line of high-end devices as a whole continues the design trends set in the previous two generations of communicators. MacDigger offers to compare new “fruit” brand with the flagship Galaxy Note 7, which debuted on the market in contrast to the “sevens” of Apple.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are running iOS 10, while the Galaxy Note 7 is based on the Android platform 6.0.1 with updated proprietary shell TouchWiz. The design of the device is the complete opposite of each other. If “Korean” is made in the case of glass Gorilla Glass 5, the latter dressed in a full metal jacket of durable 7000 series aluminum. Smartphone Samsung display “from edge to edge, curved at the edges, and rectangular Home button, Apple gadget – the screen with visible boundaries and touch the Home key round shape.

The layout of the controls iPhone 7 Plus corresponds to that on the Galaxy Note 7: key lock and tray for the SIM card is approximately the center of the case and located in the other side volume keys closer to the top of the device.

iPhone 7 Plus has a screen with a diagonal of 5.5 inches vs 5.7 inches of the Galaxy Note 7, but in size it is slightly larger, although somewhat thinner competitor: 158,2 x 77,9 x 7.3 mm vs 153,5 x 73,9 x 7.9 mm. the Resolution of display panel at the American below: 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi) versus 2560×1440 resolution (518 ppi). The Apple smartphone is slightly heavier than competitor — 188 g vs 169 g

Resolution main camera of the smartphone is of 12 mega pixels. In this parameter the flagships of Apple and Samsung are at the same level. While the iPhone 7 Plus dual main camera, one with a wide angle, the other with a telephoto lens, so the camera has a two-fold optical zoom, augmented by a 5x digital.

The Apple smartphone includes a TrueTone flash with 4 LEDs and a sensor to suppress flicker under artificial lighting, the Samsung uses a module of its own design BRITECELL. Aperture cameras the iPhone 7 Plus – ƒ/1.8 and ƒ/2.8, the Galaxy Note 7 – ƒ/1.7. The front camera of the iPhone 7 Plus has a resolution of 7 megapixels, the Galaxy is 5 megapixels.

As for performance, Apple’s new flagship is equipped with a powerful Quad-core processor Apple’s A10 Fusion. Samsung smartphones depending on the region received as SoC framework either 4-core Snapdragon processor 821, or 8-core Exynos own production company. The Galaxy Note 7 it has 4 GB of RAM, the iPhone 7 Plus is 3 GB. Samsung product due to the thicker case has received more capacious battery 3500 mAh, while the iPhone 7 Plus battery 2900 mAh.

Among the important features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is attributed feature Always-On Display, when the display of the smartphone will remain active 24 hours a day, showing the time, date and notifications, as well as a built-in stylus S Pen. The latter is protected from moisture and dust and recognizes 4096 degrees of pressing on the screen. Another “trick” Galaxy Note 7 – used to unlock the smartphone iris scanner, which, however, is not very useful in practice.

Among the unique features of the iPhone 7 Plus should also mention the possibility of 2-fold optical zoom, take photos with a bokeh effect, as in professional cameras, the stereo (one speaker is located on the bottom side of the device, and the second is at the top of the front panel), high quality headphones with Lightning-connection. Both units feature dust – and waterproof housing: the iPhone 7 Plus (IPX7) design, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – IPX8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will go on sale in Russia in late September-early October. The cost of the device with 64 GB of memory is 64 990 rubles. The iPhone 7 Plus will start in Russia on 23 September, the price of the novelty is 67 990, 990 76 and 85 990 rubles for model with 32, 128 and 256 GB memory, respectively.

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